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Q&A with Dr. Blair about success, challenges of online school

Dr. Cody Blair is looking forward to the next school year.

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/Photographer

May 18, 2020

Rider's 2019-20 school year comes to a close this week. The Rider Chronicle had a video conference with principal Dr. Cody Blair about how online school went, how it can be improved and how much he missed the students on campus. Q: Did online school go as planned? A: That’s a good question. ...

Staying in touch

Staying in touch

Sandra Le, Reporter

May 6, 2020

As social distancing continues, some Rider students have felt the effect of not seeing their friends for the past two months.  “I feel really isolated not being able to see my friends. I also just really appreciate school a lot more because of quarantine.” junior Isabel Murphy said, “ with...

Passing the time

Passing the time

Meghan Helton, Reporter

April 15, 2020

It has now been a month since Wichita Falls went into quarantine. More than four full weeks of the year confined to the walls of one’s home. While the world outside is raging with good and bad news, what are the students doing at home to ease the boredom? The popular opinion seems to be a range of g...

Q/A with theatre student Sam Eytalis

Sam Eytalis (Last person on the right) stands with other actors in their costumes for the UIL show.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

April 14, 2020

After receiving the chance to move on to bi-district, the theatre department was met with some devastating, but predictable news about one-act play.  Due to the virus, the competitions have been pushed back until at least May. The Rider Chronicle sat down with senior Sam Eytalis, who was looking ...

Q/A with senior pitcher Maverick Folmar

Rider pitcher Maverick Folmar is having his senior baseball season impacted by the coronavirus.

Sandra Le, Reporter

April 8, 2020

Rider pitcher Maverick Folmar signed to play baseball with Vernon College and then looked forward to his senior baseball season.  However, the quick spread of Coronavirus has forced spring athletic and academic activities into a standstill with nothing allowed to go on for at least the next month...

A direct relationship

Mr. Baskin watches former students Ashley Flores and Lily Tran complete a lab in AP Physics 1.

Manasvi Reddy, Copy Editor

April 1, 2020

Every year,  Randy Baskin begins his Honors Physics class the same way. He asks the students what the most important word in the English language is before tying all their responses back to a single word: relationships. For Baskin, relationships between people, places and experiences have shaped...

Taking center stage

The Lion King has three shows this weekend and ends the following weekend.

Sandra Le, Reporter

March 5, 2020

Within the crowded halls of the school, sophomore Londi Reid is an average, everyday 16 year old. But under the lights of the Wichita and Backdoor Theatres, Reid is a well-known performer.  Reid, who is currently playing Nala in the Wichita Theatre’s production of The Lion King, began acting o...

Continuing No. 13’s legacy

Alivia Wahl has made an impact on the varsity softball team wearing the same number as her older Savannah Dickson.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

March 2, 2020

As freshman softball player Alivia Wahl walks up to the plate, she turns to face the opposing pitcher.  That’s when a clear view of the No. 13 can be seen on the back of her uniform. To some the number is unlucky, but to Wahl it holds a special meaning.  Three years ago, it was her sister Sa...

Q/A with softball coach Abby Bates

Rider's Abby Bates is entering her second season as the head softball coach.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

February 25, 2020

Rider’s Abby Bates is entering her second season as the head softball coach of her alma mater where she holds 35 school records.  The Lady Raiders opened up the 2020 season last week and are looking to make progress after Bates’ debut last year. She sat down with The Rider Chronicle to discuss the ...

Power On: Esports comes to campus

Power On: Esports comes to campus

Sheridan Allen, Reporter/ Photographer

February 21, 2020

A few months ago, room 243 was filled with dust and empty tables. Now it is filled with 24 smiling, laughing students as Rider welcomes the esports (electronic sports) club. Esports is competitive gaming between people or teams. This new wave of gaming has brought many different types of students tog...

Carrillo corners the competition

Emmanuel Carrillo is a five-time national champion boxer who also plays multiple sports at Rider.

Meghan Helton, Reporter

February 20, 2020

Emmanuel Carrillo Jr., the freshman soccer player and cross country runner named after his father. He takes the field wearing black and gold, seemingly no different from the next athlete.  But he’s not always clad in school colors during competition. When he’s in the ring, he wears the color...

Happily Ever After

Nancy and Anthony Glassburn got married over winter break after being engaged for a little more than a month.

Mandy Huynh, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2020

Once upon a time, Anthony Glassburn was a senior walking down the halls alone when he noticed Nancy Garcia, a junior at the time. He smiled at her every day just like he would one year later when she walked down the aisle on their wedding day.  The couple started dating last year, and on Nov. 11 Anthony went...

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